Göteborg Landvetter Airport

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Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Landvetter Airport Logo.jpg
Departures entrance at Landvetter.JPG
IATA: GOTICAO: ESGG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Luftfartsverket (1977–2009)
Swedavia (2010–present)
Serves Gothenburg, Sweden
Location Landvetter
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 154 m / 506 ft
Coordinates 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111Coordinates: 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111
Website swedavia.com/landvetter/
Map
GOT is located in Västra Götaland
GOT
GOT
Location of airport in Västra Götaland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,299 10,823 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers total 5,216,011
International passengers 3,846,032
Domestic passengers 1,369,979
Landings total 30, 332
Source: Swedish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

Göteborg Landvetter Airport (IATA: GOTICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg region in Sweden. With 5.2 million passengers in 2014 it is Sweden's second-largest airport after Stockholm-Arlanda.[2] Landvetter is also an important freight airport. During 2007, 60,100 tonnes of air cargo passed through Landvetter,[3] about 60% of the capacity of Arlanda. It is operated by Swedavia, the national airport company.

The airport is named after the town of Landvetter, which is located in the municipality of Härryda. It is 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) east-southeast[1] of Gothenburg and 40 km (25 mi) west of Borås. Since the closure of Gothenburg City Airport it is the city's only commercial passenger airport.

History[edit]

The airport was opened in 1977.[4] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport,[5] north of Gothenburg, were moved to Landvetter in 1977. In 2001, some budget airlines began serving the former military base in Säve, which was renamed from Säve Flygplats to Gothenburg City Airport. That airport was closed down in winter 2014–2015 because of large reconstruction needs, meaning an increase of traffic on Landvetter of almost a million annual passengers.

On 14 April 2015 Swedavia announced a 10-year long contract with DHL Express to build a new 7500 m2 large cargo terminal, replacing the old 1700m2. The construction will begin in spring 2015 and is underway for one year. This was a step included in plans for Airport City. [6]

There are plans to build a shortcut on the railway Gothenburg–Borås with a tunnel and a railway station under the airport. Construction start is planned to be 2020 and operation estimated by 2023.

Terminals[edit]

Landvetter Airport has traditionally had two terminals, domestic and international, even though all check-in is made in the international terminal now, since all luggage has to be screened. Since 2014, all baggage is collected at the arrivals hall in the international terminal. The transfer area, which has several shops, cafés, and a restaurant, is accessible for all passengers since that year. The structure of the two terminals means that the airport functions as having one terminal, with separate entrances to the transfer area for domestic and international departures.

There are eight air bridges, at gates 12–17, 19, and 20. Gates 10–11, 18A–18G and 21A–21D transport passengers to the aircraft via an airside bus transfer. The eight air bridges are not enough, so airside bus transfer is regularly used. Traditionally gates 10–15 were strictly for domestic flights but now flights are placed more flexibly. Gates 20 and 21A–21D belong to an area designated for flights outside the Schengen Area where passengers must pass a strict passport check. Gate 19 is positionable so that it can provide for both Schengen and Non-Schengen flights. The freight terminal uses gate numbers below 10.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel
Air France
operated by HOP!
Lyon, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
AIS Airlines[7] Borlänge
British Airways London-Heathrow
British Airways
operated by Sun Air of Scandinavia
Aarhus, Cambridge,[8] Manchester
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Hamburg, Prague
Eurowings Düsseldorf (begins 25 October 2015)[9]
Finnair Helsinki
Germania[10] Erbil
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Düsseldorf (ends 24 October 2015)[9]
Gotlandsflyg
operated by Braathens Regional
Visby
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich
Malmö Aviation Stockholm-Bromma, Umeå
Nextjet Sundsvall
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Barcelona, London-Gatwick, Malaga, Rome-Fiumicino, Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Salzburg, Tenerife-South
Ryanair Alicante, London-Stansted, Málaga
Seasonal: Alghero, Beauvais, Bergamo, Edinburgh, Malta, Marseille, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Rome-Ciampino, Warsaw-Modlin (begins 25 October 2015), [11] Zadar
Scandinavian Airlines Brussels (begins 26 October 2015),[12] Copenhagen, London-Heathrow (ends 25 October 2015),[13] London-Stansted (begins 26 October 2015),[13] Luleå, Malaga, Paris-Charles de Gaulle (begins 25 October 2015),[14] Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Alicante, Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Dublin, Alanya-Gazipasa, Geneva,[15] Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Pula, Split, Umeå, Östersund
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich[16]
Seasonal: Geneva[17]
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona
Widerøe Oslo-Gardermoen
Wizz Air Belgrade, Budapest, Gdańsk, Skopje, Tuzla, Warsaw-Chopin

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amapola Flyg Stockholm-Arlanda, Jönköping, Sundsvall
DHL Aviation Copenhagen, Leipzig/Halle
TNT Airways Oslo-Gardermoen, Liege, Turku, Tallinn

Statistics[edit]

Part of the check-in area
Malmö Aviation at Landvetter
British Airways at Landvetter
Busiest routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2014)[18]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change
2013/14
1  Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Bromma 1,345,323 Increase 3.8
2  United Kingdom, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, London-Stansted 385,457 Increase 12.0
3  Denmark, Copenhagen 333,649 Increase 9.6
4  Germany, Frankfurt 313,751 Increase 3.0
5  Netherlands, Amsterdam 265,719 Decrease 1.3
6  Germany, Berlin 215,472 Increase 6.1
7  Finland, Helsinki 206,893 Increase 8.5
8  Turkey, Istanbul 185,663 Increase 3.5
9  Germany, Munich 175,314 Increase 5.8
10  Turkey, Antalya 164,510 Decrease 0.2
11  Belgium, Brussels 144,301 Increase 1.2
12  France, Paris 141,422 Increase 13.9
13  Spain, Gran Canaria 128,913 Decrease 6.9
14  Spain, Palma de Mallorca 85,155 Increase 15.3
15  Greece, Chania 75,777 Increase 17.0
16  Spain, Tenerife 75,397 Decrease 2.2
17  Norway, Oslo-Gardermoen 67,054 Decrease 0.3
18  Spain, Barcelona 63,388 Increase 2.1
19  Greece, Rhodes 62,327 Increase 13.3
20  Germany, Düsseldorf 52,506 Decrease 18.4
21  Spain, Malaga 49,561 Increase 25.9
22  Cyprus, Larnaca 48,857 Decrease 22.6
23  Spain, Alicante 38,763 Increase 27.6
24  Turkey, Dalaman 31,240 Decrease 33.1
25  Italy, Rome-Ciampino, Rome-Fiumicino 27,905 Increase 30.0
26  France, Nice 25,788 Increase 22.3
27  Thailand, Phuket 25,548 Increase 10.8
28  Spain, Lanzarote 22,856 Increase 11.0
29  Croatia, Split 21,100 Increase 33.3
30  Portugal, Lisbon 17,996 NEW

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

Flygbussarna and Swebus takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. Swebus takes passengers to the city of Borås in 25 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Borås Central station.

Road[edit]

The road distance to Gothenburg is 25 kilometres (16 mi) and to Borås 40 kilometres (25 mi), both via the Riksväg 40 motorway. To go northeast to Alingsås and beyond, the official route is via Partille. Most locals use a 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) shorter shortcut between Härryda and Lerum signposted "Härskogen". It is poorly signposted since the road authority wants to avoid too much traffic on this narrow and curvy road. There are 7,300 parking spaces at the airport.

Other facilities[edit]

There is a hotel 350 metres (1,150 ft) from the terminal.

A shopping center is under construction 1 km from the airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport at Wikimedia Commons